31 March 2022

Throwback Thursday

  

So what are you going to do to me? 
- The Slanderer
 
Above: trapped in an iron neck brace unable to speak or eat

Photo from 2019 exhibition:
HEY! Modern Art & Pop Culture - Act IV
 
See post "Face off"

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 Current: 

Group exhibition

 Ends December 31, 2022

 Halle Saint Pierre
bookstore / coffee shop / museum / gallery 
2 rue Ronsard 75018

30 March 2022

Passage du Grand Cerf

 

  From one of Paris' most beautiful surviving covered passages whose name means "large deer," or stag.

 

29 March 2022

Terrace Tuesday


Terraces have been packed as Parisians soak in the nice weather.

Above: Place des Abbesses

Below: marionette shows in tents set up nearby keep little ones entertained

28 March 2022

Moules Monday

 

A waiter balances marmites filled with steamed mussels in their shells, accompanied by frites.

 (click to enlarge)

24 March 2022

Matcha match

 

Matcha green tea latte blends with shades of turquoise on a terrace at the Canal de l'Ourcq.

22 March 2022

Block head

 

A cobblestone has been placed atop a dress mannequin at a construction site.

21 March 2022

19 March 2022

Sign of the time


All during La Carême these chairs will remain shrouded in violet until Easter Sunday.

18 March 2022

Saint Patrick's Day Paris



 

Irish pubs throughout Paris filled with Irish revelers on Saint Patrick's Day.

Above: at Corcoran's high above the city on a stairway beneath the Basilica 

15 March 2022

View from a table

 

Le Grand Véfour, another classic I'd written up for USA Today, has changed little since the days when Napoléon played footsies under the table with Josephine. Here, on a recent and (extra) special occasion....

Excerpt:

Hopelessly romantic. Spectacularly beautiful. Brilliant food. This ultra elegant Michelin star makes a perfect "last night in Paris".... - BPJ



- Be sure and book the salle historique on the ground floor -

 

Chef de cuisine Guy Martin

 🍾🍾🍾
 
 17 rue de Beaujolais 75001
 
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

14 March 2022

Nevermore


Today marks the end of the passeport vaccinal that, hopefully, won't ever have to rear its head again.

 Above: a raven perches on a balcony


 

11 March 2022

Fish Friday

 An eye-catching array of fresh seafood.

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Throughout France, watch for at least one main course of fish or seafood on the menu at traditional French bistros, brasseries and restaurants every Friday, not just on Fridays during le Carême, which is Lent. - BPJ

4 March 2022

Fashion Friday

   
A closed café-restaurant that calls itself a café curieux has been curiously decorated with a stylish dachshund.
 
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Dachshund is German for "badger dog." Their short legs keep them low to the ground to track scents, and despite their small size they can be quite fierce.

2 March 2022

Happy hour

 
 
It's almost evening and Happy Hour is nigh. Will they come?
 
Below: an hour later